Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Form’ Of Protection

For the readers who follow me on social media, you may have seen my post yesterday about a horse I’ve known and followed for nearly a decade who, after a successful eight year racing career, I brought home from the track to start the next chapter of his life. Click here to see the post. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Hagyard Introduces The Pensioners’ Club

Ever wonder what happens to our favorite celebrity Thoroughbreds, or their parents, once they retire from not only racing, but breeding? Unless they retire to a highly visible farm like Old Friends, it can be hard to track them down. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., one of the largest equine veterinary practices in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Getting Fed A Second Career

When it comes to companion animal nutrition, the Purina brand is one of the strongest.  Their product lineup includes several popular brands of horse feed, including Omolene, Race Ready and Strategy. Just like “Little Mikey” in the Life Cereal campaign from the 1970s (He likes it! Hey, Mikey!), Purina is concerned with both the taste and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: After Fire, Old Friends Finds New Friends

Just a week ago while most of the Bluegrass was waking up to more than 10 inches of snow, Old Friends founder Michael Blowen was jolted awake with the panicked calls of “Fire! Fire! The barn is on fire!” As fate would have it, farm assistant James Crump and wife Tammy had spent the night […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Rome Shares Pain Of Losing ‘Horse Of A Lifetime’

Those who have dealt with the loss of a horse know all too well how utterly devastating it can be. It is life-changing in the cruelest of ways. Your world comes crashing down around you, especially when the loss is sudden and unexpected, and it takes time to pick up the pieces and move forward, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: One Last Race

Attorney Jennifer Wirth has long been a fan of horse racing. When she attended her first Kentucky Derby a decade ago, she was officially “bitten by the bug” and soon owned her first racehorses in partnerships before eventually putting together a small partnership of her own. Finding proper homes for her retiring racehorses was important […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The ‘Magic’ Of The Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbreds once ruled the ring in the English show horse and field hunting world. They were superstar hunters, top level jumpers and they led the pack through creeks and over banks on the hunt, not to mention combining all of their talents for the sport of eventing. Over the past few decades, however, the Warmbloods […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: New Year’s Resolutions For Equestrians

With January first just a few days away, ‘tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. While many of us will make the same resolutions as our non-equestrian counterparts, such as losing weight or saving money, those who are equine-inclined probably have some things on their 2016 resolution list that are a bit out of the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Lady Eli Sibling May Be ‘Star’ In 2nd Career

The undefeated Lady Eli captured the attention of the racing world with her brilliant Grade 1 victories in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Belmont Oaks Invitational. Then, in an unfortunate turn of events, the filly stepped on a nail shortly after the Belmont Oaks, triggering laminitis in both front feet. Thanks to skilled […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Building Bridges With The Show World

Last weekend in Burbank, Calif., at the beautiful Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Thoroughbreds shined brightly, showing what they can do over fences, around barrels, between poles, on the flat and much more at the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show. Presented by the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), the two-day Thoroughbred-only show aims to bridge the […]

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